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's an interesting point. with the african-american community, we just saw in florida, one polling presignature, 1,000 votes through some computer glitch that could be explained, voting oppression was a key issue with some african-american voters that had not supported president obama, being ticked off, being really mad and looking at this as a republican tactic to suppress their votes and now they are going to be full scale with president obama. >> belva: as we wrap this up, have any of you seen an election light this one in your years of working? >> no, never. this is one for the books. >> not at all. >> well, the dynamics are just so unusual. how many times do you have this many storylines coming together, with the economy, with jobs, with the contentious race with a divided elector rate and with really no actual agreement on what to do. i think even inside political constituency groups, people bicker all the time about what's the appropriate course. >> belva: well, that is why the next story is going to move into view, because we've had so much bickering over so many weeks and no agreement ove
on the electoral vote, at least. >> i didn't get florida for him. in that column. >> belva: so, what are your thoughts now? what made you so sure that this was going to be our future? >> a couple of things. no incumbent president -- there's a lot of noise we hear day-to-day in political coverage, this person made this gaffe or that person had this many people at their rally, but the truth is, no incumbent president who has not had a challenge from his own party in the primary has lost re-election since 1932, herbert hoover. it is almost impossible to defeat an incumbent president when his party is unified. second, the auto bailout was enormous. i lived in ohio. i have family in cincinnati and toledo. 1 in 7 jobs in ohio is related to the auto industry. and there were 10,000 people working at that jeep plant in toledo. that community was terrified. and they had a clear black and white choice on that one issue. who was for them, who wasn't for them? and then, finally, there was a weak field. let's be honest. the primary candidates were one of the weakest fields that the republicans had ever run
journal" website, might swing republican and be susceptible to ads about gun control. or a florida female who's registered independent, with children under 18 years old, and is a pet owner mainly democrat and could be susceptible to ads about education issues. >> cool graphics. interesting report. who used this technique? >> both campaigns used this pretty aggressively. the obama campaign probably more so, because they had a head start. they knew who their candidate was going to be and they've been working on this for years. >> is it all legal? i mean, how do they -- >> it's interesting they mention that, it's so much of the information we generate today. we're opting to share that on facebook and all the social networks. we leave this huge digital trail online. in a way we might not do in the offline world. >> basically you're only targeting or finding out about people on facebook and twitter and in the social media. and the old folks, or on the other side of the digital divide, we don't know much about them. >> no, i think those folks are still targeted the old-fashioned way. publishers
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